Highlights: Karnataka reports 523 new Covid-19 cases, 6 more deaths
India's tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 11,079,979 as the Ministry of home affairs extended Covid-19 related guidelines across the country till March 31. On Saturday morning, the Ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said that there were 16,488 new Covid-19 infections across the country in the last 24 hours, taking its infection tally to the current figures. India's Covid-19 tally is second-highest globally, after that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil's. Its death toll is the fourth-highest, following those of the US, Brazil and Mexico respectively.
Maharashtra, which has been the epicentre of the recent surge in India's Covid-19 cases, on Friday recorded more than 8,000 new infections for third consecutive day. Its capital, Mumbai, too, once again saw more than 1,000 new cases. Kerala, another state flagged as an area of concern by the health ministry, logged more than 3,600 new cases. The southern state has also said that it will provide free RT-PCR test for all its returning expatriates. Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally is the highest in the country, followed by that of Kerala.
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FEB 27, 2021 11:32 PM IST
Italy records 18,916 new coronavirus cases, 280 related deaths
Italy added 18,916 new Covid cases and 280 related deaths which took the total caseload to 2.91 million. The death toll of the country is at 97,507- which is the second highest in Europe and seventh highest globally.
FEB 27, 2021 11:15 PM IST
Karnataka reports 523 new Covid-19 cases, 6 more deaths
Karnataka on Saturday added 523 fresh coronavirus disease cases and six more deaths which pushed the overall tally and death toll to 9,50,730 and 12,326 respectively. The number of recoveries have climbed to 932,747 while the active cases stand at 5,638.
FEB 27, 2021 10:28 PM IST
Pune reports 1,505 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths; tally reaches 4,06,453
Pune recorded 1,505 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths as the city's tally reached 4,03,453 cases and 9,235 deaths, reports ANI. Total recoveries reached 3,87,527 of which 1,087 were reported on Saturday.
FEB 27, 2021 10:23 PM IST
Covid-19 social distancing norms flouted at Delhi's Sarojini Nagar market, reports ANI
Social distancing norms were flouted at the Sarojini Nagar market in Delhi, news agency ANI tweeted.
FEB 27, 2021 10:10 PM IST
Kerala reports 3,792 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 10,56,149 cases
With 3,792 fresh Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths, Kerala's tally reached 10,56,149 cases and 4,182 deaths, reports ANI. Active caseload stands at 50,514 and 10,01,164 patients have recovered with 4,650 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.
FEB 27, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Health minister tweets about rise in Covid-19 cases in eight states/UTs
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan tweeted about the seven points advised to the states by the center on Saturday in a meeting between cabinet secretary and the state chief secretaries of the eight states mentioned.
FEB 27, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Punjab reports 595 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 1,81,597 cases
Punjab reported 595 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the tally 1,81,597 cases. Active cases stand at 4,436 and 1,71,336 patients have recovered from the disease so far, reports ANI.
FEB 27, 2021 07:56 PM IST
List of 20 co-morbid conditions for people in 45 years of age to get Covid-19 vaccine
Government shared a list of 20 co-morbid conditions that will prioritize people above 45 years of age to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in the second phase of the vaccination starting on March 1, reports ANI.
FEB 27, 2021 07:51 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports 118 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 8,89,799
Andhra Pradesh recorded 118 new Covid-19 cases taking the tally to 8,89,799 cases. Death toll reached 7,169 patients and active cases stand at 667, reports ANI.
FEB 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 count goes up to 8,623, death toll reaches 52,092; Mumbai records 987 fresh cases
With 8,623 new Covid-19 cases and 51 fatalities, Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally reached 21,46,777 cases and 52,092 deaths. Recoveries in the state reached 20,20,951 patients with 3,638 patients on Saturday. The state government has so far tested 1,61,99,818 samples for the disease of which 87,289 were done on Saturday.
Mumbai reported 987 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths taking the city's tally to 3,24,866 cases and 11,471 deaths.
FEB 27, 2021 07:11 PM IST
Delhi reports 243 new Covid-19 cases, 3 fatalities; death toll reaches 10,909
Delhi has recorded 243 new Covid-19 cases, 3 new deaths, taking the death toll to 10,909, reports PTI.
FEB 27, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir reports 97 new Covid-19 cases, no new fatalities
With 97 new Covid-19 cases and no new fatalities, Jammu and Kashmir's tally reached 1,26,383 cases and 1,956 deaths, reports PTI.
Jammu reported 24 new cases and Kashmir division reported 73, according to health officials.
Active caseload stands at 828 patients and 1,23,599 patients have recovered from the disease so far.
FEB 27, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccine price capped at ₹250 per dose in private hospital: Official sources
The price of the Covid-19 vaccine would be capped at ₹250 per dose, including ₹100 as service charge according to official sources, reports ANI.
FEB 27, 2021 05:52 PM IST
77% healthcare workers received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, 70% received second dose: Government
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has said that 77 per cent of healthcare workers have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 70 per cent have received the second dose, reports ANI.
FEB 27, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Guatemala President thanks PM Modi, EAM S Jaishankar for Covid-19 vaccine supplies
Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar for India's supply of Covid-19 vaccines to the country. He said "India donated 2,00,000 doses that will help in immunizing frontline health workers," reports ANI.
FEB 27, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Cabinet secretary asks states to 'deal firmly with violations' of Covid appropriate behaviour
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has asked states not to "let their guards down" in the fight against Covid-19 and has also asked them enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with violations, reports ANI.
FEB 27, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Covid-19 lockdown in Maharashtra's Amravati district extended till March 8
Lockdown in Maharashtra’s Amravati district has been extended by another week till March 8. Also, the lockdown has been extended in Akola, Akot and Murjitapur owing to increasing number of cases.
Officials, however, said that the situation will be reviewed by March 5 or 6 to check the progress.
FEB 27, 2021 02:49 PM IST
New Zealand announces new lockdown in Auckland; city moved to alert level 3
New Zealand has announced a new lockdown in Auckland after a single case of Covid-19 was detected in the South Auckland community. The city would be moved to alert level 3, starting from 6am on Sunday.
FEB 27, 2021 02:02 PM IST
BMC lodges FIR against marriage halls for violating Covid-19 norms
FIR lodged by BMC health department at Vakola police station against three marriage halls last night for violation of Covid-19 guidelines - 200-300 people gathered and mask was not used: BMC
FEB 27, 2021 01:28 PM IST
8 states combine for nearly 63% of second Covid-19 vaccine doses: Health ministry
Eight states account for 62.75% of the cumulative second dose vaccinations in India. Cumulative vaccination at 14,242,547 in 292,312 sessions: Health ministry
FEB 27, 2021 01:23 PM IST
Over 65% frontline workers vaccinated in 12 states/UTs: Health ministry
Nine states/UTs have administered the first vaccine dose to less than 60% of the registered healthcare workers. 12 states/UTs reported vaccination coverage of more than 65% of the Frontline Workers: Health ministry
FEB 27, 2021 12:51 PM IST
New clusters emerging in Bengaluru, says civic body chief
New clusters have emerged. We're surrounded by Kerala and Maharashtra where cases are rising. Most people coming from here are students, they've been tested and isolated: BBMP chief after 18 Covid-19 cases in Sambhram College of Management Sciences in Attur, Yelahanka zone, Bengaluru.
FEB 27, 2021 12:22 PM IST
One new Covid-19 case in Andaman and Nicobar
Andaman and Nicobar Islands' Covid-19 tally rises to 5,017 with one more person testing positive. Three active cases in UT currently with death toll unchanged at 62.
FEB 27, 2021 11:52 AM IST
No new Covid-19 case in Arunachal in over a week: Official
Arunachal Pradesh did not report any new Covid-19 case in over a week, while there are only three active cases in the state at present, an official said on Saturday. Infection tally at 16,836 including three active cases and 56 deaths.
FEB 27, 2021 11:37 AM IST
Gujarat extends night curfew in four cities by 15 days
In view of the recent Covid-19 spike, the Gujarat government has decided to extend the night curfew in four major cities of the state, including Ahmedabad, by another 15 days till March 15.
FEB 27, 2021 11:01 AM IST
215,435,383 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
215,435,383 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 26 February 2021: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
FEB 27, 2021 10:24 AM IST
Telangana's Covid-19 tally tops 298,000
Telangana's Covid-19 tally reaches 298,631 with 178 new infections, while death toll rises to 1,633 with one more fatality. 295,059 recoveries and 1,939 active cases as of now.
FEB 27, 2021 10:04 AM IST
Mizoram's Covid-19 tally at 4,422
Three new Covid-19 cases take Mizoram's tally to 4,422. 4,386 recoveries, 26 active cases and 10 deaths in state thus far.
FEB 27, 2021 09:41 AM IST
India's active caseload nears 160,000
India's active caseload rises to 159,590 with 3,604 new cases. 12,771 new discharges take total recovered cases to 10,763,451. Vaccination mark rises to 14,242,547.
FEB 27, 2021 09:38 AM IST
India records 16,488 new Covid-19 cases, 113 deaths
India's Covid-19 tally rises to 11,079,979 with 16,488 new cases in last 24 hours. 113 new fatalities take death toll to 156,938.
FEB 27, 2021 09:10 AM IST
Philippines to get first Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday
The Philippines will get its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, the President's office has said. The 600,000 doses will come from China's Sinovac Biotech Limited.
FEB 27, 2021 08:36 AM IST
China reports 10 new Covid-19 cases
10 new Covid-19 cases in mainland China on Feb 26 as against six a day before. Tally at 89,887 while toll unchanged at 4,635.
FEB 27, 2021 08:10 AM IST
South Korea begins vaccine drive
18,489 receive shots of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as South Korea begins 'ambitious' vaccine drive against the disease. Pfizer-BioNTech SE vaccine shots to be given from Sunday.
FEB 27, 2021 07:54 AM IST
Home secy writes to states/UTs after MHA extends Covid-19 guidelines
Home secretary Ajay Bhalla writes to all states and UTs following MHA's extension of Covid-19 norms across the country till March 31.
FEB 27, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Over 65,000 new Covid-19 cases in Brazil
Brazil records 65,169 new Covid-19 cases and 1,337 related deaths. Infection tally and death toll at 10,455,630 and 252,835 respectively.
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